With current economic trends, it can be very beneficial to save as much money as possible while shopping. As prices are in a constant battle with competing companies, why even bother? Why not search for other alternatives to shopping and ultimately save your hard earned money while doing it?
A Salvation Army Thrift Store
Second hand shopping (according to Merriam-Webster’s definition of secondhand, meaning an item that is acquired after being used by another) is a rising technique that is used by various shoppers. Not only does it save you money, it also helps recycle clothes that would normally be thrown out, an effort that ultimately ends up being very beneficial to our planet! Sara Noel, a freelance writer and editor/publisher of two websites, lists some very important things to remember when second hand shopping.
Clothes or furniture that were previously owned are under the common misconception that they no longer hold any quality. This proves to be false in most cases, as most items are kept in good shape. Sara tells us on a handy website that before going shopping, to know entirely what we want and need. Secondly, scope out the shops and take your time. It’s not hard to find a good bargain, but if you rush your shopping experience, you won’t allow yourself the time to compare deals. Another neat tip she offers is to be selective, don’t forget to inspect any used items closely. Lastly, pay it forward. You should donate items you no longer need to your local second hand shops or Goodwill stores. Doing so will not only result in a better feeling for yourself and others, but also helps to, as before, contribute to a ‘greener’ planet.
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